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and family members and newark mayor and they are all here. enough is enough. p good evening this is our version of a town hall. people on both sides of what very well may be the most important issue in this country. these people have all been touched by gun violence in some way. join the conversation and the debate and have a view. i will ask questions and raise them on air. i want to start in newtown, connecticut where there were more funerals today. few moments ago i spoke to kneel louis. >> jesse was my son and my buddy too. and i'm lost for words. we did everything together. and he had so many favorite spots. where he would go. the diner in town here, the grocery store, for his bagel or fuf muffin in the mornin ing mistyve deli and he would get his school snack. just, i'm lost for words. and -- >> the feeling i got from everything i undpnder stood abo his last few moment as live is that he showed courage. he tried to get out of there. he was aware something was happening. his favorite teacher vicky soto was there. did it surprise you that he he was showing such enterprizing courage?
new senator elect is chris murphy. the mayor of newark, new jersey is going to be joining us in just a moment. as is the police chief from oak creek wisconsin where that mass shooting occurred this past august. that is all coming up this hour. but, in order to understand one important element of the response to newtown, in order to try to get a handle on the range of possible outcomes here, as we try to make decisions as a country as to whether we are going to change as a country because of this massacre and because of the national heartbreak it has caused, to try to get at that very big question, there is a very narrow discussion to be had about a piece of new technology. this is something called a 3d printer. anybody can become a small-scale manufacturer of anything. all you have to do is down load a computer file or create a computer file that has the specifications for the shape of a thing that you would like to build. you do have a limited range of the material that your 3d printer can make something out of, that you have programmed it to make. but you can create a physical, thr
the storm in the northeast is winding down we are seeing travel delays. one of those being newark. if you are flying out you are looking at those flights and we have gusty winds in the northeast and obviously colder and temperatures are colder where they should be at tomorrow should be a relatively quiet day . that is going to double up in parts of the southeast tomorrow. and higher elevations and significant snowfall accumulationsed in the california sierra. and we are headed in to tomorrow . a new wave will be impacting parts of california . in areas to the south. and oregon cascade and sierras across portions of california. and impact. and by monday we'll have to have the storm in the southeast. and that is even in the northeast and it will be cold enough that people in the northeast. and that is in the form of snow . impacting christmas eve and christmas day could produce snow like in the texas panhandle and oklahoma and missouri and arkansas. they don't typically see a white christmas. this year it looks. and and linked with osama bin laden. newark dark 30. and his own review of the
helpful or a pointless exercise? cory booker, the hero mayor of newark, the guy who runs into a burning building to save lives, invites superstorm sandy victims into his home and rushes to aid a pedestrian hit by a car. heroism so out of the norm, it's been lampooned by booker himself and new jersey governor chris christie. >> gov, sit tight. i got this. >> booker. >> governor, stand back! i got this. i got this. >> booker! >> now booker says he will honor a challenge he made to one of his million plus twitter followers to live on food stamps for a week to see how the other half lives. although it's fair to ask, as mayor of newark, doesn't he already know? the s.n.a.p. challenge, as booker calls it, means eating on just $4.32 a day. he he says he's doing to, quote, raise awareness and understanding of food insecurity, reduce the stigma of s.n.a.p. participation, and amplify compassion for individuals and communities in need of assistance. he was told by a constituent that nutrition is not a responsibility of the government. he seems to be itching to prove her wrong. he could run against
proves that change is the only thing that is inevitable. joining us now is the mayor of newark, new jersey, my friend, cory booker. he's also the member of the coalition of mayors against guns. >> so great to have you. we've had this conversation before and i'm glad to be back. >> yeah, we've had this conversation in our personal lives but we have this conversation in public whenever there is another horrible incident like this. how much do you think national -- the sense of national calamity and heartache changes what is politically feasible right now? >> i think it changes it dramatically. i just want to point out that this is a gut wrenching tragedy. but every single day, we have 30 people that are murdered by gunfire. countless others that remain wounded, paralyzed by guns. i see it on the front lines in my cities and other cities across america. the urgency is there. and now, hopefully, more people are seeing if you don't solve this problem, it's going to continue to pop up around our country. and this is the beauty of it in my opinion. this is almost the elegance of it. that t
of the week. and dan, first to you. >> a hit to newark mayor cory booker admits he'll not challenge chris christie and instead challenging a democrat 88 years old and if that works out. chris christie as the governor works out best for them and may be in the senate. >> paul: mary. >> a hit for a new report that finds u.s. teen smoking has dropped to a record low. i think we should celebrate this, not just for the result, but also because it shows us that we have the ability to discourage drug use, in this case, nicotine, by regulating, taxing and stigmatizing the drug use. and it's too bad that our culture, particularly hollywood, wouldn't try the same thing with other drugs. >> paul: all right. bret? >> this is a hit to the human race, congratulations, it's the weekend and you are alive. the world has not ended and no, i'm not referring to the mayan apocalypse that supposedly took place on friday, i'm referring yet to the fact that we had another climate summit in doha
is, if it's newark it's not true. if it was true 1,000 years ago, it will be true 1,000 years from today. opinion changes, the truth doesn't. >> we're going to agree to disagree on that. we'll come back and visit about children -- >> i like, we need more of this talk. >> i agree. the debates should always be respectful. and by the way, politics, too, the moment it becomes disrespectful and discourteous and then rude and then poisonous, you don't achieve anything. >> let's go to the gay issue. i don't see many people willing to debate it. it's either my way or nothing. i don't see anybody willing to actually talk about it. >> let's take a break, talk about children and charity when we come back. what i believe is flawed is human opinion because it constantly changes. in fact, we do it every eight years. in america, we have a change in opinion. what was popular, what was hot is now not. and i willingly admit, willingly admit, that i base my world view on the bible which i believe is true. and truth, my definition of truth is, if it's newark it's not true. if it was true 1,000 years a
is doing, the mayor of newark, telling us what he is doing. give us a quick update on both. >> mark sanford is planning to run for tim scott's house seat that has now been vacated which would one make a possible political comeback for mark sanford which would be unbelievable. it is also just adding more that south carolina is the best state for american politics going on in the country right now. the other news -- >> just quickly to note this is the seat he held. >> correct. >> before he became governor and before everything happened. so he does have a base in the seat. i don't know if people will still vote for him. >> it's a crowded primary too. the other news as you mentioned cory booker released a video yesterday. one touting all his accomplishments as newark mayor. but, two, essentially ruling out that he would run for new jersey governor, but three opening up the possibility he could run for new jersey senator in 2014. the problem is frank lautenberg who currently holds the seat has not retired yet. >> there is a democrat sitting there. >> yesterday frank lautenberg's office released
, newark to philadelphia. so far so good boston logan but what is in new york will soon be heading up toward you. so the heavy rains moving through, winds in new york city right now between 40 and 50 miles per hour. very heavy rain moving up into massachusetts currently. we have to watch some of the flooding too. areas of snow on the ground in new england are going to get drenched with heavy rain today. that could cause minor flooding. also snow through much of michigan, indiana, and ohio. even the high elevations of west virginia. it is not a pretty morning in chicago, either, with windy, cold conditions. this is your snowfall map over the next 48 hours mostly looking at snow in high elevations of west virginia and western portions of new york. happy to tell everyone after we get past today the airports and everything else across much of the country will be much better and your holiday travel will be just fine saturday and sunday. you're watching morning joe with a blowing christmas tree in the background, brewed by starbucks. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacl
, there could be a bruising and very entertaining battle just around the corner in new jersey. newark mayor cory booker says he will decide in the next two weeks whether he plans or not plans to challenge governor chris christie next year. >> i am absolutely considering running for governor as well as giving other options some consideration. >> if you decide not to run for governor, is there any chance you might run for another office, say senate, for example? >> yeah, i'm actually looking at that a lot as well and trying to give back because life ultimately is not about a position it's about a purpose. my purpose that i try to focus on every single day is how can i make a difference in the world around me and the community around me. i'm really thinking about both offices right now and which one can i better serve on the issues that i'm passionate about and the things i feel driven to contribute to. >> as a member of the media, please, please run. >> christie already filed the paperwork to run for re-election. he has record high approval numbers. it could be an uphill battle for booker as a rec
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are the airport delays. lauderdale is construction. jfk and la guardia and newark is slowing down because of the snow and wind. you have so many planes trying to get in one place. you have to separate them when the wind is coming in and the airlines don't like to worry and the airplanes don't like to get close to each other because of the snow and the wind. there you go. it will be a slow day today. people trying to get home and pack something to read. >> i know. it's a cliche. pack your patience. it's true. >> thank you. appreciate it. >> hard to believe it has been almost two weeks. the out pouring for a grieving community hasn't stopped since a gunman killed 20 children and seven adults in a newtown town. now they are asking people to stop giving the the overflow has been heart warming, but they are overwhelmed by the volume. they are asking to donate items to those in need in other communities. >> about 200 teachers are in class learning how to handle firearms. it's part of a plan to have teachers defend themselves and protect children on school grounds. utah is one of the few states
, and actually newark airport international and also across the jfk airport. so again delays out there and some of those are actually over an hour, and we have snow showers but only, the accumulation is pretty much over with, across forces of the northeast and it is a bit of an acquired day and the plains and the midwest and the southeast, and, as we head westbound, a lot of systems rolled through over the last several days and again today, another system producing rain, winds, and feet of snow across parts of the sierra nevadas, and, heavy snow, portions of california and oregon and you can see, by tomorrow, 3:00 p.m. sunday, expecting more heavy rain around san francisco and more heavy snow along the mountain passes, many people might be driving along as they head home for the holidays or head out to visit families. otherwise, current temperatures, much colder behind the storm across the midwest and the northeast, 37 right now, new york city and finally feeling like the month of december, 31 in cleveland and, 20s, rapid city and minneapolis and texas enjoying temperatures in the 60s and 50s,
of the purse. >>> plus, it was once believed newark mayor booker would run for governor of new jersey but with chris christie's approval rating at an all-time high, booker makes this announcement regarding his political future. >> i'll explore the possibility of running for the united states senate in 2014. >> it is just one of the things we thought you should know and you can join our conversation. >>> heated words on capitol hill today in hearings on the deadly attack on the consulate in benghazi. this morning, all eyes were on committee chairman john kerry who's widely expected to succeed hillary clinton as secretary of state. he was quick to point out congress should take some blame for what happened in benghazi. >> i want to be krystal clear about something else. congress, also, bears some responsibility here. congress has the power of the purse. adequately funding america's foreign policy objectives is not spending. it's investing. >> this morning's hearing marked by sharp questioning by republican senators. >> secretary clinton just sent up a notification to congress asking for
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newark police on the scene outside of portland, oregon. two people were killed before the gunman took his own life. another person critically wounded and they had to be evacuated by life flight. the witnesses describe the scene of chaos and panic as they rushed for the accepts just as the sound of gunfire erupted. hundred people were there, holiday shoppers and many of them had to be evacuated. police are reaching out to witnesses asking them to come forward to help them with their investigation. >> if you are a witness to the incident, come to the light rail platform at the town center. there are detectives standing by there. >> police to believe this gunman acted alone and we have other breaking news as well. this from overseas. north korea tonight tested a long-range rocket showing its determination to push ahead with its program. the u.n. security council will now meet tomorrow to discuss possible actions against north korea. want to get you back now to piers morgan, who is in washington, d.c. tonight with a very special interview. >> welcome to the senate committee on foreig
new england. travel will be treacherous in this region. pretty in newark where you're only getting an inch or two but new england and coastal areas this will be the type of snow you'll be shoveling out and plowing out tomorrow morning. martin? >> the proves the weather is an equal-opportunity annoyer. the west coast also getting some bad weather. >> that's right. it's raining in los angeles and we are expecting measurable amounts of rain there. that will cause travel slowdowns with the low clouds and rain on the west coast. coast to coast we are facing some travel troubles for today. >> okay. not good for folks wanting to come home. bonnie, thanks very much. >>> members of congress in a last-minute scram to believe try to avoid a fiscal cliff and save millions of americans thousands of dollars a year. >>> plus, who are you going to call? one new jersey couple said their home was haunted. so they called in the real-life ghostbusters. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along
and laguardia, ground stop. philadelphia, newark, two and a half hour delays and the predominance and problem here, the winds. philadelphia gusting to 30 miles per hour. new york, 33 miles per hour gusts. so that's really part of the problem because the big cities aren't seeing snow accumulation. they're seeing heavy rain with the wind. here's a snapshot. tral park gusting to 31 miles per hour. cleveland to indy, 20 to 30 mile per hour gusts and new york, the potential 50, 55 mile per hour gusts. so, he's the big picture. the good news though, we've seen things clear out. in illinois, indiana, even into ohio. you see those kind of holes in the radar, the dark white showing where the heaviest snow is. but see those dry pockets now? all that is lifting out. still wet here along the 95 cory r dor, but all the snow, we saw a lot. so in southeastern illinois, 18 inches. bloomfield, indiana, 11. indy, 7.2. paducah, kentucky, 4.6. a lot of strong storms and a lot of snow. but here's where the heaviest snow is. in upstate and western new york. that's really where the problems will be. her
to newark. even though he spenz his time in new york. >> i love cory booker. leave him alone. >> the one republican here loves cory booker. >> so now the big issue he wants to represent in 2014, he wants to run for president. 2014 you have a democratic, frank lautenberg who will be 90 in 2014. he's not said he's retiring. frank lautenberg made the biggest mistake he left the senate after three terms. he left the senate. he was miserable for two years he told everybody who asked the biggest mistake he ever made. he caught a break in 2002 when they put him back on the ballot. take a lot to get him out of there but booker could beat him. >> the e.r.a. the potential race that i'm excited about, sanford v sanford an i'm not talking about the 1891 supreme court case. i'm talking about mark appalachian trail sanford who is rumored to want to run for tim scott's south carolina '01 seat but in a too good to be true twist so does his ex-wife jenni. >> love it. >> amazing. >> it is a movie. >> i hope this happens just so we can talk about it for however long that lasts. >> is this a woody allen mov
. another non-surprise? newark mayor booker saying he will be ready for a run in 2016. one of the names being floated as a possible replacement for senator john kerry is, wait for it, ben affleck. kerry's massachusetts senate seat will be open if he is appointed the next secretary of state. no stranger to politics, affleck has been an active member of the democratic party pour ten years and recently campaigned for senator-elect elizabeth warren. yesterday he was on the hill raising awareness about the violence of the congo. also on his agenda, a meeting with the current senior senator from massachusetts john kerry. daredevil for senate. coming up, thai food was out, and chicken tenders were in. who knew presidential campaigns were so superstitious? we will dig into that and other revealing nuggets in glenn thrush's new e book coming up. sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescript
, brianna. >> we'll talk with newark mayor cory booker about the cliff negotiations. >>> authorities in mexico have found the wreckage of a small plane they believe was carrying popular american banda singer jenni rivera. no survivors on the plane crash. they took off from monterrey, mexico and were heading to an airport near mexico city. the wreckage is in nuevo leon. more from rafael romo. >> jenni rivera won two billboard music awards and sold more than 50 million records in a career that spanned just over a decade. not only that, she was also an incredible businesswoman. she owned a company that created and marketed her own music. a fragrance, jeans factory and also a -- a company that manufactured and sold some of her products some of she's very well known by mexican americans in the united states and just as popular in mexico. and you can imagine this morning, soledad, many are mourning her loss. >> so true. the kind of music she sings, it's called banda music what is that? >> it's a regional mexican music, heavy on brass. talks about the life of common, regular people. and it
and newark. that's on the east coast because that storm that swept through the midwest and is on the east coast is causing problems there. we'll jump to the west coast and the airport, there are ground delays there, as well. that's going to possibly ripple through the other airports as the planes that are on the ground there cannot get to destinations on time. it will create delays at airports that are supposed to take passengers to their destination. we'll starting to see problems in midwest wednesday, thursday, and friday now on the east coast. >> i hope you get to 20, i know you're at 19. 20 will fall balmy. >> reporter: nice and generous. thank you. >> listen, stay warm. thank you very much. >> reporter: thanks. >>> let's check in with alexandra steele in the cnn weather center. you said it's bad in parts. where is the brunt of this storm today, and how much snow can some of these areas expect? >> the brunt of the big blizzard that moved through that he was talking about is now in the northeast in the form of lake effect or lake enhanced snow for the most part. you know, victor showed
-hour delays already at newark. those are just going to continue to pile up. bag storm, a lot of snow behind us. michigan, parts of indiana, blowing, drifting snow, wind gusts on the shores much lake michigan over 0 mil50 miles an . imagine the waves. all rain from trendon up through bridgeport. some heavy at times. sleet mixing in and snow across parts of the canadian border, winds across a large swath. wind gusting to 50 miles per hour, enough to do some damage. snow totals expected in the next 48 hours or so. along the mountains and across the east side of the great lakes, mostly rain today. looking ahead toward next week. a chance of snow after christmas. let's get through today. >> exactly. my strategy. let's get through today, worry about it when we're there. >>> the wind and rain so powerful in alabama, they uprooted a mercedes dealership's massive billboard. that's the billboard right there. send it crashing into an suv. 50 cars damaged. strong winds flipped some of the cars and downed power lines and debris damaged other cars as well. >>> other stories to talk about this morning. good
's what is making travel so perilous. whether it is the winds in newark or laguardia now or just rain slowing things down, or these winds gusting to 30 in chicago, 23 in nashville, gusting to 45 earlier in indianapolis. it is the winds that are making travel so perilous and so dangerous and impacting the roads and the airports. blizzard warnings here from central indiana to ohio. again, that means the snow coupled with the winds. but look at this, 12 inches, a foot plus of snow possible in western new york. the worst of it tonight until tomorrow in new york state. and then we will begin to see this move out. hefty total of snow. here is the movement as we head toward early tomorrow. you see new york, new york state ensconced in snow. western pennsylvania as well. then by thursday morning, it is still there, and into maine and finally pushes all out. so victor, we're not done with this here. we have another two days, good news all the severe threat coming to an end by tonight and snow still a factor with the winds. >> rough weather on the start of the christmas travel season. rough wea
brady. >>> cory booker the popular mayor of newark, new jersey, may have tipped his hand on the job he may want next. here's what he told "the huffington post." >> when i campaign for myself next year as a gubernatorial candidate or for another gubernatorial candidate should i decide not to run. >> i guess he hedged it a little bit. here's what mayor booker said about new jersey governor chris christie who already said he's running for re-election. >> christie is vulnerable and i think as it should be because there's a lot of issues in our state he is not falling in line with from women's issues, environmental issues. >> booker may consider a run for the senate. he set about a two-week deadline. >> oh for god's sakes he's running for something. he's running for governor or maybe not. >> i think he's going to run for the senate. >> really? >> if you look at the polls there, he wins the primary hands down, even against frank lautenberg and he wins the senate seat. why would he take on chris christie? the guy did a spectacular job during the storm. i disagree with him on a whole set of is
today because in january, newark to honolulu, by the time you get there, it will be all gone but $419. >> you are going to lose a great deal. we have a little time. i want to get quickly, first class domestic fares, you can get a good deal and fly up front. quickly. >> check three bags for free. washington d.c. to fort lauderdale looking at 439, 6 foot tall or five foot tall, extra legroom, i could drink that kind of beverage for that kind of phrase. in new york 500, even san juan, pr out of dallas and chicago, first class, mid seven hundred range. shibani: you had a vacation. thanks very much. looking forward to your palm tree shirts in return. see you soon. dennis: is 14 minutes till. stocks every 15 minutes. the dow looking bad here. nicole: looking great on wall street today as far as the numbers if you are bullish out there and hoping for some strong finish the day after christmas. here is on look at the dow jones industrials down 55 points. a majority of names have been under pressure. i have seen names like bank of america and hewlett-packard doing nicely with bank of america b
one involving a dreamliner that had to make an emergency landing. it was flying from houston to newark, new jersey. it had to turn and it had to make an emergency landing in new orleans and united crew reporting mechanical problem. they delivered the dreamliner two weeks ago. boeing technical team is right now in new orleans investigating the problem along with united teams. they'll have an update later today hopefully. boeing coming out and saying that it expects faa to mandate what it's been pushing its customers to do for some time requiring fuel line checks for the dreamliner. checking the installation of two connectors and half of the dreamliners have already been inspected according to boeing. we expect the faa to make this a mandatory requirement later on today. by the way, almost 40 dreamliners have been put in service in the last year. boeing recently increased dreamliner production from 3.5 to 5 per month. production is still on track to reach the goal of ten per month by the beginning of 2014. no reaction today on shares of boeing. these are the teething pains that go along
a chance to watch it and join us on twitter as we have this conversation. we talk to newark mayor, cory booker on that food stamp challenge, connie mack and mary bono mack will be with us as well. gabby douglas has a new book out and adam lambert as well. cnn "newsroom" with don lemon starts now. >> you can tell it's friday because you guys are out of control. have a great one, soledad. i'll be watching. >> thank you. >> "who's black in america" as well. november numbers. new jobs report now out. and it's surprise. what role could it play in the fiscal cliff negotiations? >>> major earthquake rattles nerves and shakes buildings in japan in the same area as nearly two years ago. >>> fiscal cliff for air travelers, ground your trip or compromise air safety. >>> be careful what you write on review websites. one woman is being sued for almost $1 million for posting a nasty review online. find out which side the judge is taking. taking. "newsroom" begins right now. -- captions by vitac -- >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm don lemon in for carol costello this morning.
to undergo another surgery. >> newark mayor cory booker is on the sixth day of his food stamps challenge diet. he said on linked in he's getting tired of sweet potatoes and canned beans and vegetables. he's living for a week on new jersey's version on food stamp to call attention to the nutritional needs of low income folks. he said the program could be cut as politicians trying to cut spending in washd, and, of course, that worries him. another thing that worries him is the tax hike that will hit about everybody if we go off the so-called fiscal cliff. here's what he told cnn this morning. >> people who don't have the extra money to spend then hurt the stores they would shop at, the food they would buy and so on and so forth. this is a time in our fragile economy we cannot have a government especially republicans holding hostage all of this country. >> booker also says he's trying to decide whether or not he's going to run for u.s. senate or governor. he told us this morning that governor christie is vulnerable it to a chal laeng because of his stand on the environment as well as women's iss
. >> thank you, christine. >>> it is 17 minutes after the hour. time for early read. first from the newark star ledger and, they're reporting on the arrest of an undocumented immigrant who worked as an intern in the office of senator robert menendez. menendez said he had no idea about the young man who was from peru in the country illegally. menendez didn't know that. menendez didn't know that this intern was a registered sex offender. the intern was there only two months and the senator didn't know him. the young man faces deportation. >>> now to the "chicago tribune," my hometown. governor pat quinn and chicago mayor rahm emanuel reacted to a federal court ruling that happened this week. the court tossed out a long standing ban on carrying concealed weapons and ordered the legislature to revise state law and allow some people to carry concealed firearms. governor quinn insists some people must be barred from carrying weapons. mayor emanuel called the court's decision wrong headed. chicago has the highest crime rate in the nation so a lot of people are concerned folks will take mat
, newark, new jersey, philadelphia certainly washington, boston you're looking at rain and very windy conditions, delays should be over an hour. these heavy thunderstorms are sweeping across warwick, rhode island up into boston and northern mass you're seeing heavy snow as well as sleet and freezing rain into kingston. we'll see up to a foot in northern new england and less as you head further south. this is a very intense storm and the wind will batter regions that were already battered by hurricane sandy not too long ago. this is not good news for coastal new england. >> what's behind it, is it going to be colder? >> yes, yes, much colder. the colder air is definitely in place. temperatures in the 30s in the south. that colder air is coming in for sure. >> thanks, bonnie. >>> the winter storm targeting the northeast right now left behind a path of destruction in the south and midwest as well. tornadoes tore up parts of mississippi in pearl river county, an ef-3 force twister destroyed or damaged some two dozen homes. tornadoes also doing considerable damage to downtown mobile, alaba
americans are watching. >> americans care about politics. >> newark mayor cory booker started his week-long food stamp challenge. he's living on the groceries he can buy $30 a week or less, five bucks a day. the amount he says new jersey residents receive they qualify for federal assistance. here's how day one went in his words. >> seems a little more difficult because i didn't plan in my travel schedule got a little messed up so i found myself not having access to food and the food i bought. i went through a long period of the day actually not eating anything. so i think that it's very clear that if you are on a very limited budget, you have to put a lot more thought into what you're going to eat, where you're going to find food, and especially if you're on a program like snap, what places will accept my snap dollars. >> here's the photo he tweeted of 17 cans of beans, 7 yams, two bags of frozen vegetables, two apples that will be his food for the week. i would like to add a point here. a lot of times people try to do this to prove a point to live on snap whichs is supplemental nutrit
in newark, that's a great son. willie, in your home state? >> they're running a charter school in east new york. they've got three of them in the city. >> it has been good in that case to see the government and the union work together. i do want to ask you one question, and not rhetorically. do you believe in a place like spring hill, tennessee, where there's a new volkswagen plant, the jobs came back but at a low wage, some of them at $12 an hour. do you think that's a good thing where they wouldn't be there even though it's a low wage? >> it's better than having the jobs in china, but those kinds of jobs eventually mean we can't have the kind of standard of living we had in this country. you know, you're not going to turn down a plant that's bringing jobs in, but, you know, what about the environmental laws? who's going to protect workers against not only the wage stuff but what about all the chemicals people get exposed to and these kinds of things in these kinds of industries? these are complicated, tough issues. i think throwing the unions under the bus is very stupid. >> harold meyer
guardia and newark delays, about an hour to hour and a half. we still have a lot of cancellations today, upwards of 600. yesterday, we had over 1700 cancellations. things are improving slowly at the airports as snow winds down in buffalo. next system due in saturday, looking like a much weaker event especially in the northeast. maybe 1-3 inch in philly and new york city. we have a couple days to look at that. right now, we're shoveling and smiling in buffalo because the economy got a boost here, snow plow operators, didn't get much snow last year but working hard digging us out of this one. >> a good chance you're watching this morning's ""squawk" on the street" at an airport. maybe you have to go to the bathroom before your next flight, need help with that? we might have found just the app for you. our "sq"squawk" on the verge" i next. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smar
be the snow concern with the winds for tonight and through the day tomorrow. but places like newark and new york and philadelphia won't have snow, they'll have rain, heavy rain, but it's the winds. flying and winds certainly don't mix and that will be most problematic at the airports tonight and for tomorrow. >> that's for sure. and it sure started on cue, christmas. >> it did. and now we have another storm coming together and getting its act together for new year's eve and new year's day that will cross the country. and it will take a very similar path. >> we'll be watching for it. thanks so much. >>> starbucks jumps into the fiscal cliff battle sending a message to lawmakers and the white house via a cup of coffee. plus my interview with the man in chanlg of the nra's controversial proposal to put guns in every american school. tr streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven doll
newark, new jersey, i'm a lawyer, i'm fingerprinted. i had to take off my shoes my belt my hat, my jacket. it's a different way to live. >> brian: there are metal detectors in schools in new york city. >> you don't think about it in a sleepy town like that. >> bill: put a will the of money into a security system. >> they already do. >> brian: why not put a person there and give them permission to be armed. are you going to arm 135,000 schools across the country? >> brian, let's face it, if there was a guy that was armed there he would be dead. they knew this i had can i believe. he was a familiar face. he was able to open the door, boom, he would have skilled the security guard right away. that one guy with one gun in that i would abouting doesn't seem like it was going to stop anything. >> brian: you are saying or their if you were in control of what happened here you would look at the oregon shooting mall last week. look at the aurora movie theater. you would look at the killing of all those people and wounding of gabriel giffords. >> congressman which is basically what the president of
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